Social Media Boundaries In Nursing

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Maintaining a professional boundary in nursing can be difficult at times. With the use of social media one can easily cross the nurse-patient boundary. I’m sure the father was going through a very difficult time and was reaching out to someone he trusted. According the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (2014), “nurses can unintentionally blur the lines between their professional and personal lives” through social media (p.4). Principles for Social Networking and the Nurse: Guidance for the Registered Nurse, released in 2011 by the American Nurses Association (ANA), states that “nurses must observe ethically prescribed professional patient-nurse boundaries.” I agree with you, that your friend could have avoided the situation if

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